Piegan Pass

Piegan Pass Trip Details

This advanced hike to Piegan Pass has fantastic views of peaks, glaciers, and wildflower filled meadows. We’ll get a rare glimpse of the eastern face of the Garden Wall, too!

Difficulty: Advanced, 9.2 miles, 1,850 feet elevation gain

Dates: Thursdays from July through early September

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Price Adult: $105.00
Price Child: $105.00 Minimum Age: 10
Additional Fees: $20 park entrance fee and gratuity for guide not included.

Reservations required in advance.

Piegan Pass Is For Wildflower Lovers (And Other Lovers, Too)

We will hike the Siyeh Pass trail, an advanced hike of just over 9 miles, with 1,850 feet of elevation gain and loss.

Times are approximate.

7:45 am – 9:30 am: Meet your guide at our West Glacier office at 7:45 am. Your guide will do a quick orientation, check over your gear for the day, and go over last minute details. We will drive the iconic Going to the Sun Road en route to the trailhead at Siyeh Bend.

9:30 – 12:30 pm: This trail winds through a subalpine fir and spruce forest and into wildflower laden meadows. Soon we are hiking above treeline towards the pass. There are stunning views in every direction of the Jackson Glacier basin and the Continental Divide. Our guides are passionate and encyclopedic about Glacier National Park — no matter your level of hiking experience, we promise they’ll teach you something new.

12:30 -1:30 pm: Upon arriving at Piegan Pass, we’ll relax and enjoy a hearty and homemade trail lunch. Our trail lunches are largely locally and organically sourced, and generally  include homemade cookies, fresh fruit and vegetables, chips, and your choice of a turkey, ham, roast beef, or veggie sandwich. Our in house kitchen can accommodate nearly any dietary restriction or preference – just ask!

We’ll eat looking out over the east side of the Garden Wall and down towards the Many Glacier Valley. The views here are unforgettable!

1:30 – 6 pm: We return the way that we came. On the way home, your guide will answer any questions that you might have about the park. You’ll end the day knowing more about Glacier National Park than you ever expected! We typically get back to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office around 6 pm.

Special Considerations for Piegan Pass

Depending on the group and the weather, not everyone in the group may make it to the pass. Our group or a portion of our group may have lunch before the pass and turn around.

Reservations required in advance. This trail can be very busy during the middle of the summer.

What should I bring? Click here for our packing list for day trips. If you forget something, don’t worry – we have a great Gear & Gift shop!

Meeting Notes: Guests should call our office the day prior to departure to check in: 406-387-5555. The day of the trip please arrive at our office by 7:45 AM. We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on U.S. Highway 2. Look for our Glacier Guides and Montana Raft sign on the north side of the highway between mile marker 151 and 152. Our property is just off the highway, tucked in the trees. When you see our sign turn to the north and you will see us shortly thereafter. Detailed directions and maps are available here.

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